Dental Phobia

Emergency Dental Patients are Special

We Take Special Care of Dental Emergencies Our friends and colleagues often ask us why we see patients with dental emergencies. To the outsider, emergency patients make our team work harder, come in earlier, stay later and shoulder the stress of more serious dental conditions all in order to take care of their needs. Other dentists see these people as the exact opposite of the kind of patients they would prefer to see and our friends lament the time seeing […]

Sedation Dentistry Seminar April 15

Afraid of the Dentist? Join our Sedation Dentistry Seminar on April 15 and Fear No More Do you have dental concerns that you avoid because you can’t get yourself to make a dental appointment? Does the thought of having a dentist work on your teeth make you feel paralyzed? Dental Fear is Common… You are Not Alone. Dental phobia or dental fear prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and […]

Tips to Decrease Dental Fear from Shamblott Family Dentistry

Photo by Wellesley Dental Group Dental fear is a very common fear that leads individuals to avoid the dentist. Dental fear most commonly comes from unpleasant past experiences, or from horror stories that have been passed down from person to person. Some of the most common dental fears include: fear of needles or the injection, fear of the anesthetic not working, or the fear of becoming numb or dizzy. Often times the feeling of helplessness when lying in the chair […]

Afraid of the Dentist?

Did you know that an estimated 20-30% of adults are afraid to go to the dentist? And another 40-50% of people are fearful of going to the dentist. Most dental phobias come from bad experiences during childhood. Extreme dental phobia can prevent people from going to the dentist and many dental phobic patients find dental treatment easier with sedation. At Shamblott Family Dentistry, we offer many non-sedation options; such as: DVD glasses, headphones, blankets, pillows, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). […]